This Saturday, May 9, Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County will host its eighth Pop-Up Drive Thru Food Distribution event at Honda Center. American Honda Motor Co., Inc. will donate 75,000 meals to Second Harvest for Saturday's event, supplying 30,000 pounds of food to support the growing number of newly vulnerable working families and individuals in the local community who are facing adversity.
"So many people are struggling to provide meals for themselves and their families in these challenging times," said Steve Morikawa, vice president, Community Relations & Social Responsibility, American Honda. "We hope that by partnering with Second Harvest, the Anaheim Ducks and Honda Center at this weekend's food distribution event, our donation will bring some peace of mind to those in need in our community."
As part of Mother's Day celebrations, Anaheim Ducks and Honda Center staff will provide a carnation flower to each vehicle at Saturday's Pop-Up Drive Thru Food Distribution. Honda Center has been the host site for this event for the last seven weeks, with approximately 31,000 households being served a weekly supply of shelf-stable groceries (700,000 pounds since March) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"It gives us great pride to see our community come together to support one another during this unprecedented time," said Honda Center President/CEO Tim Ryan. "Thank you to our longtime partner, American Honda, for their extremely generous donation. We are so grateful to continue supporting the amazing team at Second Harvest, who continue to do outstanding work serving those in need."
For more than 60 years in the U.S., Honda has been committed to conducting its business in a sustainable manner and fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. In addition, Honda strives to strengthen our communities in many ways, by giving back to society and the communities where its associates work and live. Accordingly, Honda believes in helping people reach their life's potential through its focus on improving children's health, inspiring underrepresented students and preserving the environment for future generations. Learn more at http://csr.honda.com/.
About Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County is leading the fight to end hunger for the ever-increasing number of men, women and children at risk of hunger in our community. Last year, the nonprofit provided enough food for a record 26.5 million meals, feeding more than 250,000 people each month. More than 90 cents of every dollar spent goes toward programs to feed the hungry in partnership with our network of 312 community and program partners. Second Harvest is a member of Feeding America, a national hunger relief organization. For more information and to get involved, visit FeedOC.org.
About Honda Center
Nestled in the heart of Orange County, Honda Center stands as one of the premier entertainment and sports venues in the country. Owned by the City of Anaheim and managed by Anaheim Arena Management, LLC, the arena is home to the 2007 Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks, and annually hosts dozens of top-name concerts such as The Rolling Stones, Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande, J. Cole, and Foo Fighters. Since 2005, Anaheim Arena Management/Anaheim Ducks owners Henry and Susan Samueli have invested millions of dollars into facility upgrades to continuously improve the guest experience at Honda Center. For more information, visit HondaCenter.com.
About the Anaheim Ducks
The Anaheim Ducks are in their 27th season, presented by UCI Health. The club was born in 1992 and played its first-ever game on Oct. 8, 1993 at Honda Center (then Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim). One of 31 NHL franchises located throughout the United States and Canada, the Ducks have played to over 90% capacity crowds in their history at the 17,174-seat Honda Center. On June 20, 2005, the Ducks franchise was purchased by Orange County residents Henry and Susan Samueli. By securing the first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history in 2007, the club also became the first team from California to win hockey's ultimate prize. The Ducks have reached the Conference Finals five times (2003, 2006, 2007, 2015 & 2017) and the Stanley Cup Final twice (2003 & 2007). The club has won six Pacific Divisions titles in franchise history, including five straight from 2013-17.